Matchbox Series No. 1-42Edit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
1-B Road Roller 1956 Aveling-Barford Front roller pivots Green with red rollers Matchbox -1B Road Roller 1955 England
2-B Dumper 1957 Muir-Hill Tipping tray Green with red dump tray Dumper (2-B)
3-A Cement Mixer 1953 Rotating barrel Light blue with red wheels Cement Mixer 1953
4-B Massey Harris Tractor 1957 Massey-Harris Red 4B
5-B London Bus 1957 AEC Red 1957 5B
6-A Euclid Dump Truck 1954 Euclid Tipping tray Orange & grey Euclid Dump Truck (6-A)
7-A Horse Drawn Milk Float 1954 Orange DSC 3303
8-A Caterpillar Tractor 1955 Caterpillar Flexible tracks Yellow 1955 8A CATERPILLAR TRACTOR
9-A Dennis Fire Escape 1955 Dennis Red 9...
10-B Scammell Scarab Mechanical Horse and Trailer 1957 Scammell Detachable trailer Red & brown Scammell Mechanical Horse and Trailer (10-B)
11-A ERF Petrol Tanker 1955 ERF Red Matchbox -11A Road Tanker 1955 England
12-A Land Rover 1955 Land Rover Green DSC 3311
13-A Wreck Truck 1955 Bedford Tan 13a
14-A Daimler Ambulance 1955 Daimler Cream 14a
15-A Diamond T Prime Mover 1956 Diamond T Orange 15A
16-A Transporter Trailer 1956 Drop-down ramp Tan 16a..
17-A Bedford Removals Van 1955 Bedford Green BedfordRemovalsGreen
18-A Caterpillar Bulldozer 1955 Caterpillar Flexible tracks Yellow & red 18a
19-A MG Sports Car 1956 MG Cream DSC 3320
20-A Heavy Lorry 1956 ERF Red 20a..
21-A Bedford Duple Luxury Coach 1956 Bedford Green 1956 21A .
22-A Vauxhall Cresta 1956 Vauxhall Red with white top DSC 3326
23-B Berkeley Cavalier Caravan 1957 Berkeley Light blue Berkeley camper
24-A Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator 1956 Weatherill Movable bucket Yellow 24a..
25-A Dunlop Van 1956 Bedford Blue DSC 3331
26-A ERF Cement Mixer 1956 ERF Orange DSC 3334
27-A Bedford Low Loader 1956 Bedford Detachable trailer Green with tan trailer 27a
28-A Bedford Compressor Truck 1956 Bedford Yellow 28a
29-A Bedford Milk Delivery Van 1956 Bedford Tan DSC 3340
30-A Ford Perfect 1956 Ford Gray-brown DSC 3342
31-A American Ford Station Wagon 1957 Ford Yellow DSC 3343
32-A Jaguar XK140 1957 Jaguar Cream DSC 3346
33-A Ford Zodiac Mk II Sedan 1957 Ford Green-blue 1957 33A FORD ZODIAC MKII SEDAN
34-A Volkswagen Microvan 1957 Volkswagen Blue DSC 3351
35-A Marshall Horse Box 1957 ERF Drop-down side door/ramp Red and tan DSC 3355
36-A Austin A50 1957 Austin Light blue DSC 3357
37-A Karrier Bantam 2 Ton 1957 Karrier Coca-Cola signage Yellow CocaCola 37a
38-A Karrier Refuse Collector 1957 Karrier Gray DSC 3361
39-A Ford Zodiac Convertible 1957 Ford Peach 39a
40-A Bedford 7 Ton Tipper 1957 Bedford Tipping tray with hinged tailgate Red with tan dump bed 40a
41-A D Type Jaguar 1957 Jaguar Dark green 41 a
42-A Bedford Evening News Van 1957 Bedford Yellow 0000a001aaaya6aa63 003

Accesory PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
A-1 Esso Petrol Pumps 1956 Includes Esso sign Red & white Esso Petrol Pumps (A-1)
A-2 Matchbox Car Transporter 1957 Bedford Removable trailer Blue Matchbox Car Transporter (A-2)

Major PacksEdit

Series No. Model Name First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color Photo
M-1 Caterpillar Earthmover 1957 Caterpillar Yellow MAJOR PACK No M1 CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER - England - NM
M-2 Bedford Articulated Truck 1957 Bedford Blue & cream Bedford Articulated Truck (M-2)

Models of YesteryearEdit

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released [1] Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
Y-1 Allchin 7 NHP Traction Engine 1956 Allchin Green TractionEngine
Y-2 "B" Type Bus 1912-1920 1956 AEC Dewar's Red BTypeBus
Y-3 1907 London E Class Tramcar 1956 NEWS OF THE WORLD Red ETypeTram
Y-4 Sentinel Steam Waggon 1956 Sentinel SAND & GRAVEL SUPPLIES Blue SteamWagon
Y-5 1929 4½ Litre Bentley 1956 Bentley Green 1929 Le Mans Bentley (Y-5)
Y-6 AEC 1916-1921 1957 AEC OSRAM LAMPS Grey AEClorry
Y-7 4 Ton Leyland 1957 Leyland W&R. JACOB & Co Ltd Red 4-ton


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, pages 156 to 207
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